Is today’s dictionary merely a record of words’ meanings or a reflection of what we want to know? Peter Sokolowski ’92 and G’94 is the Editor-at-Large for Merriam-Webster. His talk, “The Dictionary as Data” examines not only the transition of dictionaries from print to digital, but also what we have learned about English from having over a billion words looked up per year on the Merriam-Webster web site. Food will be provided.
The event is co-sponsored by Commonwealth Honors College and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.